Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dr Gopals paintings explores spiritual thoughts of Hinduism

By Mompati Tlahankane
Dr Gopals paintings managed to capture the Hinduisim Yogic spiritual practices in an impressive way P
GABERONE, India -- An exhibition of Indian Art Works titled, ‘Time and Space’ is being scheduled at the Thapong Visual Art Centre, Gaborone. The exhibition is showcasing unique and special art works by 10 Indian artists under the aegis of “I” Art Research Foundation in Pondicherry, India. Time and Space show is an example of art exhibition that has professional standard. While there are 10 artists exhibiting their works, one of them, Gopal, has interesting paintings that show human emotions and their spiritual connection with the surroundings. Being a man who has researched on spiritual attributes and new thoughts, Gopal’s paintings at Thapong draw attention because of their appealing and peaceful presentation. [More]

Museum exhibit: ‘The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat’

By Zak Mazur
"Rainbow Shabbat" by Judy Chicago (1992); Style: Feminist Art; Genre: figurative; Location: Brooklyn Museum, New York City, NY, US File Source: www.brooklynmuseum.org
MILWAUKEE – It is said that Shabbat is the most important ritual observance in Judaism and is the only ritual observance instituted in the Ten Commandments. Halakha — Jewish law — describes how Shabbat should be observed in precise detail, which is how Orthodox Jews observe the day of rest. What does Shabbat look like and how is it observed?” You’ll be able to explore that complex question at an upcoming Jewish Museum Milwaukee exhibit, “The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat.” The exhibit runs through Dec. 31 at the museum, 1360 N. Prospect Ave. For museum hours and special programming visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org. [More]

New Haitian art exhibit opens Saturday at Figge Art Museum

By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Edouard Duval-Carrié's "My Life as a Tree" (2015), mixed media on aluminum.
MOLINE, Illinois---Home to one of the largest collections of Haitian art in the nation, the Figge Art Museum on Saturday opens an exhibit by Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié, "Endless Flight." "Endless Flight" (last displayed in 2007), acquired by the Figge through the generosity of Dr. Walter Neiswanger and other donors, is a multi-part altarpiece that combines Christian and Vodou religious imagery and allegorical paintings and sculptures to create an otherworldly environment, according to the museum. The piece was created at a time of increased migration to the U.S. by Haitians fleeing the political oppression and poverty in their homeland. For more information, call 563-326-7804, or visit figgeartmuseum.org. [More]

Charles White—Leonardo da Vinci. Curated by David Hammons at MoMA

Charles White's "Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man)," 1973, oil wash on board.
NEW YORK---Charles White (1918–1979) taught drawing in Los Angeles from the mid-1960s until the end of his life, and mentored a generation of students. Among them is David Hammons (American, born 1943), who studied with White early in his career. This exhibition, curated by Hammons, includes White's monumental work Black Pope (Sandwich Board Man) (1973), from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection, and a brush and ink drawing on blue prepared paper by the Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the British Royal Collection. [More]